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Champions Trophy 2017, Australia vs New Zealand: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 2, 2017, 11:25 PM IST

Match 2, Edgbaston, Birmingham 02 June, 2018

Toss won by New Zealand (decided to bat)

Match Abandoned

Man of the Match:

Highlights

23:02(IST)
23:01(IST)

The news is match has been abandoned... Both teams get a point each. Lucky escape for Australia?

22:47(IST)

It looks like we might have our first wash out..Its pouring in Birmingham

22:27(IST)

Rain is back again... Covers are on the fields and both the teams head back to the changing rooms..

22:26(IST)

WICKET! Gone, Henriques gets a thick inside edge and it bounces off the pads straight back to the bowler, Milne takes an easy catch!

22:24(IST)

FOUR! Another edge which just dips and goes wide of slips for a four

22:23(IST)

FOUR! Henriques pulls this one behind square, no chance for the fine leg fielder. Moves quickly to 14 off just 11 balls

22:19(IST)

FOUR! Top edge from Henrqiues, and it goes over the keeper's head for a four

22:14(IST)

WICKET! Second one goes down for the Aussies, Finch finds short mid-wicket, and Taylor takes a simple catch! Milne gets his first wicket.

22:11(IST)

FOUR! Another superb shot by the captain, gets on top off the bounce, and times it through the covers.

22:09(IST)

FOUR! Smith is off the mark with a boundary, and that too a perfect cover drive. Great shot by the captain.

22:07(IST)

WICKET! Warner departs, tries to go after Bolt by giving the charge. Gets an edge which Ronchi grabs behind the stumps.

22:06(IST)

SIX! Width offered, and Warner slashes at it, goes over third man for the maximum!

21:50(IST)

FOUR! Not that bad a ball, just sliding a bit towards the leg side. Warner gets some bat and it races to the fine leg boundary.

21:44(IST)

The players are back on the field.. Southee will start proceedings for NZ, while Warner and Finch start for Aussies.

21:30(IST)

Australia will be needing 235 runs to win from 33 overs

21:25(IST)

 Covers are coming off and play will resume at 5.15 BST if there is no further rain

20:46(IST)

Its raining again in Birmingham... The covers have completely covered the square. Not looking good.

20:20(IST)

WICKET! Three wickets in four balls for Hazlewood. Gets Boult and finishes with six wickets, New Zealand dismissed for 291. They will feel they are 30 runs short here, Williamson was playing so well but his run out changed everything for the Kiwis. We will be back with the chase in 30 minutes.

20:17(IST)

WICKET! Another one for Hazlewood, and he completes his five-for. Santner mistimes it, and Smith takes a simple catch.

20:16(IST)

WICKET! Milne again goes for the pull, but this time Maxwell takes the catch at deep midwicket

20:15(IST)

FOUR! Hazlewood pitches it short, and Milne pulls beautifully for a boundary behind  square leg. Would make a top order batsman proud.

20:10(IST)

FOUR! Slower ball, and Santner puts it to the fine leg boundary. Much needed four for New Zealand

20:04(IST)

WICKET! New Zealand in danger of being dismissed here, Neesham goes for the big one, can't clear long on where Warner takes a simple catch

20:02(IST)

WICKET! Another edge which goes high up in the air. Henriques takes a good catch. Cummins gets his first wicket of the day, Anderson goes for 8.

20:01(IST)

SIX! Anderson edges that for a six! He got a top edge which carried all the way!

20:00(IST)

New Zealand's momentum has been halted by those wickets, the Kiwis have slowed down considerably here which might prove expensive

19:54(IST)

WICKET! Broom tries to clear midwicket boundary, but doesn't get it from the middle. Simple catch for Maxwell at the boudnary. Hazlewood gets Broom for 14

19:49(IST)

WICKET! Williamson is run out after a splendid innings, Trying to steal a single when there was none. Easy run out on non strikers end. Dismissed for 100

19:45(IST)

100! Williamson completes his ton from just 96 ball. Another super innings from the Kiwi captain. 

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RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
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